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The Roasting Tin Around the World

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Russian Meatballs with Sour Cream, Rice and Tomatoes

Introduction

These meatballs, known as tefteli in Russia, are a delight – instead of adding breadcrumbs to the mince, you add a handful of cooked long-grain rice, so they’re often known as ‘porcupine’ meatballs. The sour cream and tomato sauce works beautifully with the base of softened onions and carrots – this is a firm weekend favourite.

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Ingredients

carrot, peeled and grated
onion, peeled and roughly chopped
freshly dill (reserve a tiny bit to scatter over at the end)
beef mince
pork mince
sea salt flakes
free-range egg
cooked long-grain rice
For the sauce:
onion, finely chopped
carrot, peeled and grated
butter
olive oil
chopped tomatoes
garlic, finely grated
sour cream
To serve:
cooked long-grain rice or mashed potato

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From the book: The Roasting Tin Around The World

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